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    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.

    Join Our Team

    Experience Grand Rapids is growing - just like the city we're promoting. As the organization charged with marketing Grand Rapids to meeting planners and visitors, we're looking for people who share our enthusiasm and excitement for this major-cool metropolis. We offer great working conditions, excellent salary and benefits, and the unequaled perk of living in a city that does more to support creativity than just about any city, anywhere. (Don't take our word for it - check out why Lonely Planet named Grand Rapids and the Lake Michigan Gold Coast the #1 place to visit in 2014!).

    Marketing and Database Intern
    (Mid-August start date)

    Responsibilities include assisting with:

    • Database management and upkeep of community partners
    • Tracking of community businesses opening and closing in Grand Rapids area
    • Assist with Promotional efforts and measurement of community events/ promotions including:
      • Restaurant Week GR, Cocktail Week GR, Beer Month GR, Beer City Brewsader Passport, Culture Pass GR, others as they arise
    • Update internal documents and database utilizing Microsoft Office programs (especially Word and Excel)
    • Edit marketing materials including Grand Rapids Visitor Guide, Dining & Shopping Guides, etc.
    • Help manage Marketing Team inventory of promotional products
    • Attend Marketing/Staff team meetings and provide input
    • Provide assistance to the Director of Marketing as needed

    Skills/Experience Sought:

    • Enthusiasm about Grand Rapids as a destination
    • Excellent organization
    • Detail Oriented
    • Above average written and verbal communication skills
    • Self-starter, ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision
    • Team player
    • Customer Service/ Professionalism
    • Creative input; positive project approach
    • Experienced in Microsoft Office programs- Advanced in Word, Excel
    • Database management skills
    • Ability to quickly learn position-specific programs


    • Approximately 20 hours per week (flexible) 
    • Business, Hospitality, Communications majors preferred


    • Paid internship
    • Paid downtown parking provided for duration of internship
    • Work environment conducive to learning
    • Great experience!

    Please Email Resume and Cover Letter to Kate Herron, Director of Marketing at:  by July 28, 2017.

    Experience Grand Rapids is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.